My Family Lives with Parkinson’s Video Contest now open

family_lives_with_parkinsonDo you want to tell your Parkinson’s story? Do you want an opportunity to give back to the greater Parkinson’s community? And, do you want a chance to win valuable prizes?

Then all you have to do is tell us your story on video, in three minutes or less.

Parkinson Society Canada is holding a video contest as part of Parkinson’s Awareness Month this April. This year we are celebrating how ‘Families Face Parkinson’s Together’ and we are looking for video submissions from across Canada about your personal Parkinson’s experiences that involve your family members and caregivers.   Make us laugh, make us cry, or inspire us, but most importantly, tell your story so that other families like yours don’t feel alone.

We will share the winning video submissions online so other people with Parkinson’s can view and learn from them. A panel of Parkinson’s judges will select their top choices and Parkinson Society Canada will showcase the winning videos throughout 2013.

Here’s what you could win:

1st Prize
A Sharp 42 inch LED Flatscreen TV   – approximate retail value $750 CDN

2nd Prize
Paid registration to the World Parkinson Congress 2013 in Montreal – approximate retail value of $350 CDN

3rd Prize
A Roots Canada prize pack- approximate value of $250 CDN

How to enter:

Get together with family or friends to film your video. Share how your family experiences Parkinson’s in 3 minutes or less.

Step #2
Submit your video using

Step #3
Download/Sign our ‘Contest Likeness Release’ and email your signed consent form (fillable PDF form) to us, allowing us to share your video online.

The contest opens to residents of Canada on March 25th, 2013 at 12:00:01Eastern time and runs for four weeks. All submissions received by April 22nd, 2013 by 11:59:59 will be eligible to win. See our ‘Video Contest Rules’ for full details.

This is your chance to help others with Parkinson’s and win a prize for your efforts. Join us for Parkinson’s Awareness Month this April and share your story.